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American Power Conversion Offers New Universal Plug Adapter for Mobile Travelers

Compatible with All Plugs and Outlets Worldwide

WEST KINGSTON, R.I., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — American Power Conversion (NASDAQ:APCC) (APC), a world leader in power availability and protection solutions, today announced the APC Universal Plug Adapter. The adapter is a slim, lightweight portable solution that lets a user charge their mobile electronics while traveling internationally. The APC Universal Plug Adapter is a truly versatile solution that fits any receptacle, anywhere in the world.

“With the proliferation of business people traveling to countries all over the world, the importance of being able to charge and power their electronic devices is growing,” said Joe Loberti, general manager of APC’s Consumer Network Solutions group. “The APC Universal Plug Adapter provides the convenience of a small, lightweight unit that can easily fit flat in the pocket of a laptop case or piece of luggage. With APC’s solution, an international traveler will not have to worry about carrying numerous bulky plugs or whether their plug will fit into a country’s unique receptacle.”

APC’s innovative Universal Plug Adapter provides receptacle compatibility worldwide and accepts every major plug type (except the 16 Amp BS546 plug used in India). Weighing only 2.5 ounces, the flat adapter separates and reconfigures to plug into a receptacle. It also includes a ground defeat that allows the user to plug into a receptacle that incorporates safety shutters in its design.

The new APC Universal Plug Adapter is currently available in North America and carries an estimated resale price of $19.99. The adapter will be available in Europe by the end of this year. For more information about APC, and its other innovative mobile solutions, please call 800-877-4080 or visit APC’s website at

About American Power Conversion

Founded in 1981, American Power Conversion (NASDAQ:APCC) (APC) is a leading provider of global, end-to-end solutions for real-time infrastructure. APC’s comprehensive products and services for home and corporate environments improve the availability, manageability and performance of sensitive electronic, network, communication and industrial equipment of all sizes. APC offers a wide variety of products for network-critical physical infrastructure including InfraStruXure(TM), its revolutionary architecture for on-demand data centers, as well as physical threat management products through the company’s NetBotz(R) division. These products and services help companies increase the availability and reliability of their IT systems. Headquartered in West Kingston, Rhode Island, APC reported sales of $1.7 billion for the year ended December 31, 2004, and is a Fortune 1000, Nasdaq 100 and S&P 500 Company. All trademarks are the property of their owners.

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